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About Meadow's Edge Elementary School

Meadow's Edge Elementary School
16333 Kern Road, Mishawaka, IN 46544
Phone: (574) 255-9347
Fax: (574) 968-6005

Gary Gardner, Principal

Madelyn Beers, Assistant to the Principal

Sadie Konzen-Ward, Secretary/Treasurer

Judy Sheyko, Office Aide

Daire Lafluer, Office Aide


Click here for a list of Penn-Harris-Madison School Corporation contacts.

Grades K-5

Enrollment 2020-21:  399

School Day:  7:55 a.m. – 2:20 p.m.


”A” rated School District
Meadow’s Edge is one of Penn-Harris-Madison School Corporation’s 11 elementary schools. P-H-M has consistently received an “A” rating from the Indiana Department of Education since 2011. P-H-M serves more than 11,100 students in its 11 elementary schools, three middle schools and Penn High School. With the release of the Spring 2019 ILEARN results, P-H-M ranks 12th in the state for combined ELA & Math scores in grades 3-8. 


ILEARN Spring 2019 Results­­­­Percent of students passing ILEARN

                English/Language Arts     Math          

Grade 3                       51%               60%

Grade 4                       75%               75%                 

Grade 5                       62%               56%

Click here for 2018-19 IREAD-3 Results

Click here to see school demographic data and past school Performance Reports on the Indiana Department of Education website.

LEA Annual Report Cards
Beginning with 2017-2018 data, the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) requires each local educational agency (LEA) that receives Title I assistance to prepare and disseminate an annual LEA report card. An LEA report card must be concise and presented in an understandable and uniform format for parents. ESSA requires each LEA to share its report card on its website, or if the LEA does not have a website, in another public manner determined by the LEA.


Click here to view the 2017-2018 federal report cards on the IDOE Compass website.     


In order to comply with this requirement, the LEA may develop its own report card in compliance with all reporting requirements, or provide on its website a link to IDOE's accountability data link for the LEA. All required data points for LEAs and schools will be included on IDOE's Compass site. Beginning in the 2019-2020 school year, LEAs will be required to provide IDOE the URL location where the LEA has provided its report card for the district and school levels to the public. The submission of this information will be provided through the LEA’s Title I application.

Information on the required data points may be found here. Please email all questions to

Meadow’s Edge opened in August 1998.

Special Facilities/Resources
Kids Club 
(before and after school care)

Instructional Media Center (with work stations)

Chromebook carts providing 1:1 Technology for every student

Reading/Learning Lab

TV studio

Speech/ENL Rooms

Gymnasium with stage

Nature Trail

Minds-In-Motion Lab 

Academic Programs
Meadow's Edge Elementary serves students from kindergarten through fifth grade.  We offer a full-day kindergarten program.  School-wide enrichment, remediation, and programs for students with disabilities are available along with speech/hearing/language development programs.  Instruction is differentiated in all grade levels.  Focused Instruction is also implemented school-wide.  This is a process of teaching that targets academic skills students need to master.  Meadow's Edge practices positive school-wide behavior using the framework of lifelong guidelines and life skills.  Family participation and support is valued.  Family Resource Specialists are available to assist families in a variety of ways to ensure student success in the school environment.  

Honors and Achievements
Meadow’s Edge has achieved an “A” rating from the Indiana Department of Education for five consecutive years: 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016. The Indiana Department of Education named Meadow’s Edge a Four Star School in 2015 and 2016. In 2014, the school was nominated for a National Title I Distinguished Award. The year prior, Meadow’s Edge was honored as an Indiana “Top 3” Title 1 School for Student Achievement. In 2012, Meadow’s Edge was named a “Reward School” by the IDOE. Meadow’s Edge Principal Jayson Snyder was named 2017 District 2 Elementary School Principal of the Year by his fellow District 2 principals.                                  

D.A.R.E. Program

Student Council

Student News Team

School-wide recycling program

Staff and student volunteer mentor programs

St. Joseph County Soil and Water Conservation Educational Programs

Intramural Sports (fall and spring)

Running Club

Circle the State

Musical Programs

Academic Competitions and Activities

Art Walk

Variety of Family Evening Events


Parent Involvement
Meadow’s Edge has an active Parent Teacher Organization (PTO).  Parent volunteers provide tutoring, classroom assistance and serve as chaperones on field trips.  A Parent Resource Room with a variety of family resources as well as internet access is available to all families.

Meadow's Edge students will attend Grissom Middle School and Penn High School.

Colors: Blue, green and tan     Mascot: Hawk